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Easier way to get rid of bad cc

Rachie_rabbitRachie_rabbit Posts: 26 Member
edited March 2019 in CAS Custom Content
can someone please make an easier way to delete bad cc??
I always start a new game when bad "cc" makes an issue in my game because I have no patience to sort through it all haha.
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  • Bananas_45Bananas_45 Posts: 5,863 Member
    The easiest way is to make a Sim with your bad CC, save it to your library and then use the Sims 4 Tray importer to identify and delete the files:
    https://luniversims.com/files/file/73-sims-4-tray-importer/

  • ArialyxArialyx Posts: 8 New Member
    re PP: that is super smart! But I'm a mac user and nothing works. I feel your frustration! That's something I'm struggling with. What's been helping is just being careful about classifying CC. My mods folders has detailed folders for eyes, short skirts, 3/4 sleeves etc. (I choose categories according to details that stick out to me personally) so if I download bad CC recently it's usually not too hard to go back and identify the culprit if I sort by date added.

    I considered using temporary folders for every new batch of CC. Like if you download 20 items tonight, stick everything in a dated folder. Maybe even add screenshots so you remember what to look for. Then load the game and check everything in-game. Delete stuff that doesn't work or looks weird in-game. .....but all that takes discipline that I don't have lol

    Sorry if this isn't super helpful; as I said, I'm also struggling with managing CC!
  • Bananas_45Bananas_45 Posts: 5,863 Member
    Arialyx wrote: »
    re PP: that is super smart! But I'm a mac user and nothing works. I feel your frustration! That's something I'm struggling with. What's been helping is just being careful about classifying CC. My mods folders has detailed folders for eyes, short skirts, 3/4 sleeves etc. (I choose categories according to details that stick out to me personally) so if I download bad CC recently it's usually not too hard to go back and identify the culprit if I sort by date added.

    I considered using temporary folders for every new batch of CC. Like if you download 20 items tonight, stick everything in a dated folder. Maybe even add screenshots so you remember what to look for. Then load the game and check everything in-game. Delete stuff that doesn't work or looks weird in-game. .....but all that takes discipline that I don't have lol

    Sorry if this isn't super helpful; as I said, I'm also struggling with managing CC!

    There is a Mac version: https://luniversims.com/files/file/389-sims-4-tray-importer-for-mac/ you may need to translate the page. There is a link for English/Englais instructions near the bottom of the page.
  • gustavowizardgustavowizard Posts: 551 Member
    yea just make a sim with all the buged CC you want to remove, import to you library in-game, open it on TrayImporter, ID the mods, delete them, its pretty easy
  • gustavowizardgustavowizard Posts: 551 Member
    btw mods and Mac/IOs dont match :D
  • Rachie_rabbitRachie_rabbit Posts: 26 Member
    I'm a mac user too!

    putting your cc into different folders does help! but it's still not perfect!

    thank you for all the suggestions!
  • EmschmemEmschmem Posts: 84 Member
    I'm a PC user and I've seen the video tuts for removing bad CC, but in each of them the bad CC is easily identifiable because the image for the CC shows up as that scary demon thing... in my game, I'll have a sim that looks scary demony but I can't find the CC item to save it! Any tips?
  • Bananas_45Bananas_45 Posts: 5,863 Member
    Emschmem wrote: »
    I'm a PC user and I've seen the video tuts for removing bad CC, but in each of them the bad CC is easily identifiable because the image for the CC shows up as that scary demon thing... in my game, I'll have a sim that looks scary demony but I can't find the CC item to save it! Any tips?

    I'm not sure what your question is. To use Tray importer just make an ugly demony sim in CAS, save it to your library, close the game, and open the Tray Importer, it will show you the CC used.

    tip: Don't put the Tray Importer inside your Mods folder.
  • EmschmemEmschmem Posts: 84 Member
    [quote="Bananas_45;c-17144127"]
    tip: Don't put the Tray Importer inside your Mods folder.[/quote]

    Oh wow okay I'm dumb thank you 😭
  • Bananas_45Bananas_45 Posts: 5,863 Member
    Emschmem wrote: »
    Bananas_45 wrote: »
    tip: Don't put the Tray Importer inside your Mods folder.

    Oh wow okay I'm dumb thank you 😭

    It's a very common move. Everything else goes in there. Lol.
  • KatAnubisKatAnubis Posts: 3,027 Member
    Bananas_45 wrote: »
    The easiest way is to make a Sim with your bad CC, save it to your library and then use the Sims 4 Tray importer to identify and delete the files:
    https://luniversims.com/files/file/73-sims-4-tray-importer/


    It says you need to have .NET to download it. But when I clicked on what was supposed to be for Windows 10, it didn't list it in the requirements (which is worrisome.) (The last .NET I installed was 1.1! Now it seems to be up to 4.)

    So, does the one for the earlier versions of Windows work for Windows 10?

    So far I haven't had any problem with CC but I want to be prepared!
  • Bananas_45Bananas_45 Posts: 5,863 Member
    KatAnubis wrote: »
    Bananas_45 wrote: »
    The easiest way is to make a Sim with your bad CC, save it to your library and then use the Sims 4 Tray importer to identify and delete the files:
    https://luniversims.com/files/file/73-sims-4-tray-importer/


    It says you need to have .NET to download it. But when I clicked on what was supposed to be for Windows 10, it didn't list it in the requirements (which is worrisome.) (The last .NET I installed was 1.1! Now it seems to be up to 4.)

    So, does the one for the earlier versions of Windows work for Windows 10?

    So far I haven't had any problem with CC but I want to be prepared!

    I would suggest asking your question on their forum: https://luniversims.com/forums/forum/61-aide/ as the creator, Deevo, would know more about that.
  • surgeonsprincesssurgeonsprincess Posts: 3 New Member
    I don't understand this. Someone help me fix it and walk me through it
  • Bananas_45Bananas_45 Posts: 5,863 Member
    edited February 1
    I don't understand this. Someone help me fix it and walk me through it

    It's really simple. Download the Sims 4 Tray Importer
    PC Version: https://luniversims.com/files/file/73-sims-4-tray-importer/
    Mac Version: https://luniversims.com/files/file/389-sims-4-tray-importer-for-mac/
    (You may need to translate the page as it is in French but, the program itself is in English.)

    Extract the program.
    Do not place the program in your Mods Folder. Leave it in Downloads or place it in Documents.

    Open your game and make some sims with the CC you want to remove. Save them to your gallery. You can make a whole Household if you like and use all the clothing categories.

    Close the game.

    Open the Tray Importer, there is a handy install wizard. Your Sims should be listed on the left side of the screen. Click on a household and it will appear in the middle of the page.

    Above the Sim, you will see a tab for CC. Choose that tab. You will now see a list of all the CC used on that Sim by name.

    Right-click on any CC name and you sill see the option to "show containing folder". (You can ignore anything next to a grey dot, that just lists anything merged in that file.)

    The folder that you have the CC saved in will be opened and appear. The CC file name you a looking for should be highlighted, you can now delete the CC from the folder.

    Repeat until you have deleted all the CC listed.
  • osro1osro1 Posts: 1 New Member
    Not sure if this would help, but I created a python script a while ago that automates part of the process above. (the part where you need to open the folder of each cc you want to delete)
    It's probably more useful for deleting large amounts of cc, but I've posted it on S4S here - http://sims4studio.com/thread/18278/save-time-removing-python-updated
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